Watertown's hydro power not running at capacity
- Jan 29, 2019 2:09 pm GMT
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For much of January, only one of three turbines at the
The problem has limited the amount of electricity that the 91-year-old hydro plant can produce, city engineer
The issue began around
On Monday morning,
But late afternoon,
"Everything is back to normal," she said.
Depending on how cold it is outside, two turbines are typically up and running, he said.
The city is losing revenue because it sells its excess hydroelectricity to
For most of this past summer, all three turbines -- known as Faith, Hope and Charity -- were shut down for
The plant supplies electricity to more than 20 city buildings and properties. After using the energy from the hydroelectric plant for city buildings, the city sells its excess power to
The city is in the middle of a franchise agreement to sell electricity to
Council members plan to discuss the
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